Lindor and McNeil support Carrasco in Mets win

Lindor and McNeil support Carrasco in Mets win

Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil homered twice and drove in two runs apiece, leading Carlos Carrasco and the streaking New York Mets to a 6-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday.

Carrasco (13-4) pitched into the seventh inning and struck out nine to win his fifth straight decision and share the lead in the NL in wins this season.

Lindor became the first Mets shortstop with multiple seasons of 20 or more home runs. The Puerto Rican opened the scoreboard with a two-round clubbing in the third act.

He has scored at least one run in 12 straight games, the longest such streak of his in his major league career. He is tied with Mookie Betts for the longest such streak in the majors this season.

McNeil led off the fourth inning with a home run and added an RBI single in the sixth, taking him to 12 straight hitting games.

Darin Ruf hit a two-run single in the seventh for the Mets, who have won 14 of 16 games.

The first pitch was delayed 51 minutes by torrential rain.

For the Reds, Colombian Donovan Solano 3-2 with a run scored. The Dominican Aristides Aquino 3-0. Cuban Jose Barrero 3-0. The Mexican Alejo López 1-0.

For the Mets, the Dominican Starling Marte 3-0. Puerto Ricans Lindor 4-1 with a run scored and two RBIs, Tomás Nido 4-1 with a run scored. Venezuelans Eduardo Escobar 3-1, Luis Guillorme 4-1.

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